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OU's next opponent: Breaking down the Texas Longhorns

By Jake Trotter Modified: September 27, 2010 at 9:12 am •  Published: September 26, 2010

Campus location: Austin, Texas

Enrollment: 50,000

Nickname: Longhorns

Conference: Big 12

Record: 3-1

Last game: Texas coughed off five turnovers, and UCLA ran for 264 yards to stun the Longhorns in Austin, 34-12.

Last meeting with OU: Texas knocked Sam Bradford out of the game early, but the Sooners hung tough before succumbing, 16-13.

Best players: The Longhorns boast a secondary loaded with NFL potential, headlined by cornerbacks Curtis Brown, Chykie Brown and Aaron Williams.

Why they could win: Despite the embarrassing performance against UCLA, Texas is still capable of winning the Big 12. The Longhorns have the top defensive backfield in college football, and will present Ryan Broyles the toughest challenge in his career.

Why they could lose: Texas' run defense looked pitiful against UCLA, but the Longhorns' bigger problems lie on offense, where they are searching for an identity. Are they a run team? A pass team? So far, they haven't been good at either. QB Garrett Gilbert has been shaky at best, and he doesn't have a go-to guy like Jordan Shipley to help him.

By Jake Trotter

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